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    On This Day in History: Wednesday, Oct 05, 2011

    Famous people born on this day:

    --> 1829, Chester A. Arthur, 21st President from (1881 - 1884).
    --> 1882, Robert Hutchings Goddard, father of modern rocketry.
    --> 1905, Ray Kroc, who gave Ronald McDonald a job.
    --> 1919, Allen Ludden
    --> 1923, Glynis Johns
    --> 1923, Phillip Berrigan
    --> 1975, Kate Winslet, actress, "Rose, Titanic".

    Events on this day in history:

    --> 1921, First radio broadcast of the World Series.
    --> 1970, PBS becomes a network.

    And don't forget...

    --> Ashley-Whippet dog frisbee championships start in Washington DC.
     
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    On This Day in History: Friday, Oct 07, 2011

    Famous people born on this day:

    --> 1885, Niels Bohr, physicist & Nobel laureate, expanded quantum physics.
    --> 1951, John Mellencamp, singer/songwriter.
    --> 1961, Judy Landers, actress.
    --> 1966, Toni Braxton, Singer.

    Events on this day in history:


    --> 1826, Granite Railway (first chartered railway in US) begins operations.
    --> 1916, Georgia Tech beats Cumberland University 222-0. (Football!)
    --> 1956, The first perfect World Series game is pitched by Don Larson of The New York Yankee's.
     
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    On This Day in History: Monday, Oct 10, 2011

    Famous people born on this day:

    --> 1738, Benjamin West, painter.
    --> 1813, Giuseppe Verdi, composer of operas.
    --> 1900, Helen Hayes
    --> 1930, Harold Pinter
    --> 1946, Ben Vereen, actor.
    --> 1955, David Lee Roth, singer, songwriter.
    --> 1958, Tanya Tucker, singer.

    Events on this day in history:

    --> 1886, Griswold Lorillard wears the first dinner jacket to the AutumnBall in Tuxedo Park. Thus the name "tuxedo."
    --> 1911, The Manchu Dynasty is overthrown in China.
    --> 1980, Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope network dedicated.

    And don't forget...


    Columbus Day. Join the parade.
    Discoverer's Day (celebrated in Hawaii.)
    Canadian Thanksgiving Day.
    --> National Day, celebrated in Taiwan.
     
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    On This Day in History: Wednesday, Oct 12, 2011

    Famous people born on this day:

    --> 1932, Dick Gregory
    --> 1935, Luciano Pavarotti, tenor.
    Events on this day in history:

    --> 1823, Charles Macintosh of Scotland begins selling the raincoats.
    --> 1933, Alcatraz becomes a federal prison (unofficially.)
    --> 1957, First commercial flight between California and Antartica.

    And don't forget...

    --> The REAL Columbus Day.
     
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    On This Day in History: Friday, Oct 14, 2011

    Famous people born on this day:

    --> 1857, Elwood Haynes, auto pioneer, built one of the first US autos.
    --> 1890, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President from (1953 - 1961).
    --> 1894, E.E. Cummings, poet.
    --> 1896, Lillian Gish, actress.
    --> 1924, Moore, Roger Moore, ex 007.
    --> 1979, "Usher" Raymond IV, singer, songwriter, actor.

    Events on this day in history:


    --> 1066, Battle of Hastings, in which William the Conqueror wins England.
    --> 1774, First declaration of colonial rights in America.
    --> 1947, First supersonic flight (Mach 1.015 at 42,000 feet.) The sound barrier is broken by Chuck Yeager.
     
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    On This Day in History: Friday, Oct 21, 2011

    Famous people born on this day:

    --> 1833, Alfred Bernhard Nobel, created dynamite and Peace Prizes.
    --> 1917, Dizzy Gillespie, trumpeter, a creator of modern jazz.
    --> 1956, Carrie Fisher, actress, princess.

    Events on this day in history:

    --> 1805, Battle of Trefalgar, where Nelson established British navalsupremacy for the next century.
    --> 1868, Severe earthquake hits California at 7:53 am.
    --> 1869, First shipment of fresh oysters comes overland from Baltimore.
    --> 1879, Thomas Edison commercially perfects the light bulb.

    And don't forget...

    --> The annual 48-hour Marx Brothers film festival, Tampa, FL. begins.
     
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    On This Day in History: Monday, Oct 24, 2011

    Famous people born on this day:

    --> 1940, F. Murry Abraham
    --> 1947, Kevin Kline, actor.

    Events on this day in history:


    --> 1945, United Nations Charter goes into effect.
    --> 1992, International red beans and rice festival, Jackson MI.

    And don't forget...


    --> United Nations Day.
     
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    On This Day in History: Friday, Oct 28, 2011

    Famous people born on this day:

    --> 1466, Erasmus, scholar, author of "In Praise of Folly."
    --> 1846, Auguste Escoffier, "the king of chefs & the chef of kings."
    --> 1914, Dr. Jonas Salk, who made polio a fear of the past.
    --> 1939, Jane Alexander
    --> 1944, Dennis Franz, actor "NYPD Blue".
    --> 1949, Bruce Jenner, athlete, who liked his Wheaties.
    --> 1955, Bill Gates, Computer Software entrepreneur-executive.
    --> 1963, Lauren Holly, actress, "Picket Fences".
    --> 1967, Julia Roberts, actress, "Pretty Woman".

    Events on this day in history:

    --> 1492, Columbus discovers Cuba.
    --> 1636, Harvard University founded.
    --> 1886, Statue of Liberty dedicated.
    --> 1904, St. Louis Police try a new investigation method - fingerprints.
    --> 1919, Volstead Act passed by Congress, starting Prohibition.
    --> 1965, The Gateway Arch (630 feet high) completed in St. Louis, Missouri.
     
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    On This Day in History: Saturday, Oct 29, 2011

    Famous people born on this day:

    --> 1740, James Boswell, Samuel Johnson's biographer.
    --> 1947, Richard Dreyfuss, actor.
    --> 1948, Kate Jackson, actress, angel.
    --> 1971, Winona Laura Horwitz, - aka Winona Ryder, actress.

    Events on this day in history:


    --> 1833, First College Fraternity founded.
    --> 1863, International Committee of the Red Cross founded.
    --> 1894, First election of the Hawaiian Republic.
    --> 1904, The first intercity trucking service goes into business with a route between Colorado City and Snyder, Texas.
    --> 1923, Turkey is proclaimed to have a republican government.
    --> 1929, "Black Tuesday", the Stock Market crash.
    --> 1939, Golden Gate International Exposition closes (first closure.)
    --> 1956, "Goodnight, David" "Goodnight, Chet" heard on NBC for first time. (Chet Huntley & David Brinkley, NBC News, team up.)
    --> 1974, Muhammad Ali defeats George Foreman.

    And don't forget...


    --> Republic Day, celebrated in Turkey.
    Set your clock back 1 hour tonight (Daylight Savings Time ends.)
     
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    On This Day in History: Monday, Oct 31, 2011

    Famous people born on this day:

    --> 1931, Dan Rather, news anchor.
    --> 1950, Margaret Jane Pauley, - aka Jane Pauley, Dateline, new anchor.
    --> 1973, Chris Tucker, actor.

    Events on this day in history:


    --> 1815, Sir Humphrey Davy of London patents the miner's safety lamp.
    --> 1956, Brooklyn, NY ends streetcar service.

    And don't forget...

    --> All Hallows Eve (you know, Halloween.)
     
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    On This Day in History: Wednesday, Nov 02, 2011

    Famous people born on this day:

    --> 1734, Daniel Boone, coonskin cap model and hunter.
    --> 1795, James K. Polk, 11th President from (1845 - 1849).
    --> 1865, Warren G. Harding, 29th President from (1921 - 1923).
    --> 1885, Harlow Shapley, US astronomer.
    --> 1913, Burt Lancaster, actor.
    --> 1936, Rose Bird
    --> 1961, K.D. Lang, singer/songwriter.
    --> 1966, David Schwimmer, actor "FRIENDS".

    Events on this day in history:


    --> 1917, Lansing-Ishii Agreement is signed.
    --> 1920, KDKA (Pittsburgh) on the air as first commercial radio station.
    --> 1936, The world's first TV broadcasting service is inaugurated by the British Broadcasting Corporation in London.
    --> 1947, Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose flies for first (& last) time.
    --> 1948, Truman beats Dewey, confounding pollsters and newspapers.

    And don't forget...

    --> North & South Dakota Admission Day.
     
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    On This Day in History: Friday, Nov 04, 2011

    Famous people born on this day:

    --> 1879, Will Rogers, who never met a man he didn't like.
    --> 1916, Walter Cronkite, "...and that's the way it is."
    --> 1918, Art Carney, actor, comedian.
    --> 1954, Yanni Chrysomillis, musician, pianist.
    --> 1969, Sean Combs - aka Puffy.
    --> 1969, Matthew McConaughey, actor.


    Events on this day in history:

    --> 1854, Lighthouse established on Alcatraz Island.
    --> 1879, James Ritty patents the first cash register, to combat stealing by bartenders in his Dayton, Ohio saloon.
    --> 1922, Howard Carter discovers the tomb of Tutankhamen.
    --> 1924, First woman governor in US elected in Wyoming.
    --> 1957, "Laika", becomes first dog to be lauched into space.
     
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    On This Day in History: Monday, Nov 07, 2011

    Famous people born on this day:

    --> 1867, Madame Marie Curie, discovered radium.
    --> 1918, Billy Graham, televangelist.
    --> 1922, Al Hirt
    --> 1943, Joni Mitchell

    Events on this day in history:

    --> 1805, Lewis and Clark first sighted the Pacific Ocean.
    --> 1811, Battle of Tippecanoe, gives Harrison a presidential slogan.
    --> 1874, First cartoon to use the elephant as the symbol of the Republican Party appears in Harper's Weekly. It was drawn by Thomas Nast.
    --> 1875, Verney Cameron is first European to cross equatorial Africa from sea to sea.
    --> 1885, Canada completes its own transcontinental railway.

    And don't forget...

    --> Sadie Hawkins Day (the ladies take the initiative!)
     
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    On This Day in History: Wednesday, Nov 09, 2011

    Famous people born on this day:

    --> 1918, Florence Chadwick
    --> 1918, Spiro Agnew, vice president.
    --> 1934, Carl Sagan, who has BILLIONS and BILLIONS of admirers.
    --> 1952, Lou Ferrigno, weightlifter, HULK!

    Events on this day in history:

    --> 1965, Giant power failure in New England & Ontario, Canada.
    --> 1989, The Berlin Wall is opened, hundreds of thousands of East Germans, run into West Germany.
     
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    On This Day in History: Friday, Nov 11, 2011

    Famous people born on this day:

    --> 1821, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, author, "Crime and Punishment."
    --> 1885, General George S. Patton. "Old Blood and Guts."
    --> 1904, Alger Hiss
    --> 1904, Sam Spiegel
    --> 1922, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., author.
    --> 1925, Johnathon Winters, actor, comedian.
    --> 1962, Demi Moore, actress.
    --> 1964, Calista Flockhart, actress.
    --> 1974, Leonardo Dicaprio, "Jack" Titanic.

    Events on this day in history:

    --> 1790, Chrysanthemums are introduced into England from China --Spelling bee judges cheer!
    --> 1889, Washington admitted as the 42nd state.
    --> 1918, World War I ends.
    --> 1924, Palace of Legion of Honor is dedicated.
    --> 1982, Space Shuttle "Columbia" makes first commercial flight.

    And don't forget...


    --> The REAL Veteran's Day. They fought for your freedom. Remember them!
     
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    On This Day in History: Wednesday, Nov 16, 2011

    Famous people born on this day:

    --> 1873, William Handy, established the popularity of the blues in band music.
    --> 1901, George Gallop, what's your opinion?
    --> 1908, Bergess Meredith, actor.

    Events on this day in history:

    --> 1841, N.E. Guerin of New York receives a patent for his cork filled life preserver.
    --> 1933, Roosevelt establishes diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union.
    --> 1963, The touch tone phone is introduced.
     
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    On This Day in History: Friday, Nov 18, 2011

    Famous people born on this day:

    --> 1789, Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre, developed a method of photography.
    --> 1836, Sir W.S. Gilbert, playwright (of Gilbert & Sullivan fame.)
    --> 1908, Imogene Coca
    --> 1923, Alan Sheppard, first American into space.
    --> 1928, Mickey Mouse, sired by Walt Disney's pen.
    --> 1939, Brenda Vaccaro, actress.


    Events on this day in history:

    --> 1889, Oahu Railway begins public service in Hawaii.
    --> 1903, Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty, gives US exclusive canal rights through Panama.
    --> 1820, Antarctica discovered by US Navy Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer.
    --> 1928, Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse debuts in New York in "Steamboat Willie".
    --> 1936, Main span of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge joined.
     
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    On This Day in History: Monday, Nov 21, 2011

    Famous people born on this day:

    --> 1694, Voltaire, thinker.
    --> 1787, Sir Samuel Cunard, founded first regular Atlantic steamship line.
    --> 1904, Coleman Hawkins, virtually created the tenor saxophone for jazz.

    Events on this day in history:


    --> 1794, Honolulu Harbor is discovered.
    --> 1871, Emilio Onra, the first human cannon ball is lauched.
    --> 1959, Jack Benny (Violin) & Richard Nixon (Piano) play their famed duet.
    --> 1964, The Verrazanno Narrows Bridge (Brooklyn to Staten Island) opens, becoming the world's longest suspension bridge.
     
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    On This Day in History: Wednesday, Nov 23, 2011

    Famous people born on this day:

    --> 1804, Franklin Pierce, 14th President from (1853 - 1857).
    --> 1887, Boris Karloff, boogey-man.

    Events on this day in history:

    --> 1852, Just past midnight, a sharp jolt causes Lake Merced to drop 30 feet.
    --> 1863, patent granted for a process of making color photographs.
    --> 1889, The first jukebox is installed, at a saloon in San Francisco.
    --> 1986, Vincent Paxton, sets a new world record, by playing his guitar for 300 consecutive hours.
     
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    On This Day in History: Monday, Nov 21, 2011

    Famous people born on this day:

    --> 1694, Voltaire, thinker.
    --> 1787, Sir Samuel Cunard, founded first regular Atlantic steamship line.
    --> 1904, Coleman Hawkins, virtually created the tenor saxophone forjazz.

    Events on this day in history:

    --> 1794, Honolulu Harbor is discovered.
    --> 1871, Emilio Onra, the first human cannon ball is lauched.
    --> 1959, Jack Benny (Violin) & Richard Nixon (Piano) play their famed duet.

    --> 1964, The Verrazanno Narrows Bridge (Brooklyn to Staten Island) opens, becoming the world's longest suspension bridge.
     

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